Circuit de la Grande Chaume

Stages
Cercle Saint Thiébaut
Ferme Auberge Les Buissonnets
Auberge du Belacker
Caracteristics

Difficulty ratingModerate

Distance (in km) 25.6

Elevation gain + (in m) 945

Elevation loss - (in m) 871

Length (3.5 km/h) - hiking on a 3 days tour: 7h30

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along the way
Day Nr. 1
Cercle St Thiebaut
GPS data - 47.80794,7.10154

The lodge “Cercle St Thiebaut” is located near the train station and downtown Thann, not far from the hikingtrail GR5. It is a point of departure and a destination or a stopover for hikers. Due to its location, the hostel can be easily reached by bus from all

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Collegiate Church of Thann
GPS data - 47.81128,7.10160

Located at the bottom of the Thur Valley and at the foot of the Vosges, Thann invites you to discover the charm of an old alsatian fortified town.

One of the most important relgious buildings of the town is the Collegiate church of Saint-Thiébaut. It is a j

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View of the Thann from the Lorraine cross
GPS data - 47.80871,7.09637

The Cross of Lorraine (Croix de Lorraine) was inaugurated by General de Gaulle in 1949 in memory of all the fighters who fought during World War 2 in this place. It is a monument of Alsatian resistance. The cross is illuminated and can be seen from Thann.

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Missions Cross
GPS data - 47.80974,7.09093

The Missions Cross (Croix de Mission), on the territory of the municipality Thann, was built in 1950 by scouts and destroyed by the storm in 1999. In 2003 the cross was rebuilt with the support of the French National Forest Service (Office national des forêts)

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Teufelskanzel rock
GPS data - 47.80842,7.04609
Nearby Hundruck pass, the Teufelskanzel rock has volcanic origins. Its name has Germanic roots and means devils pulpit.
Hundsruck mountain pass
GPS data - 47.80622,7.04226
The Hundsruck mountain pass lies at 748m forms the passage between the valleys of the Thur and the Doller. Cyclists climbing the pass regulary. The french army built this road, called Joffre Road, to supply the front at Hartmannswillerkopf during the First Wor...
Buissonnets Inn
GPS data - 47.80784,7.02738
The Ferme-Auberge Buissonnets is situated on the southern slopes of the Rossberg massif, near the village Bourbach-le-Haut and the Hundsruck pass. The farm is embedded in pastures, and keeps many kinds of farm animals.

Homemade ...
The dishes on the menu
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Day Nr. 2
Viewpoint Fuchsfelsen Rock
GPS data - 47.82529,6.99886
The Fuchsfelsen ledge was created to allow a panoramic view of the Doller valley and the Ballon d'Alsace.
Volcano forest
GPS data - 47.82957,6.98788
The Vogelstein rocks (1164m) overhang the volcano forest and are classified as a nature reserve, due to the unique forest and the special flora and fauna.
 	Belackerkopf
GPS data - 47.83732,6.99006
The Belacker pasture (chaume) is located between the Rossberg and the Vogelstein. These high mountain pastures are typically for the southern Vosges mountains. Their were first mentionned in 1550. Cattle appreciate juicy grass and gentle slopes. Hikers pause a...
Belacker lodge
GPS data - 47.83801,6.99076
Amid the high pastures
In the vicinity of Vogelstein, rocky headlands located at 1 181m above sea  reveal the Belacker Inn. The terrace of the establishment offers a view of the valley of Saint-Amarin and of the highest peaks of the Massif des Vosges, the Gra
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Day Nr. 3
 	Belackerkopf
GPS data - 47.83732,6.99006
The Belacker pasture (chaume) is located between the Rossberg and the Vogelstein. These high mountain pastures are typically for the southern Vosges mountains. Their were first mentionned in 1550. Cattle appreciate juicy grass and gentle slopes. Hikers pause a...
Glacial mills (Marmites glaciaires)
GPS data - 47.87308,7.02243

The glacier mills of Saint-Amarin are due to the rapid melting of the glaciers (in the last ice age about 12 to 13 thousand years ago). Waterfalls dug progressively holes into the rock. The ice in the holes often remains up to mid-May.

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GPS data - 47.87334,7.02844